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vatican. pope francis celebrating his first palm sunday. this was just moments ago. he's at st. peter's, marking the the start of holy week. he walked along st. peter's carrying a palm. he greeted the faithful. continuing his image as the people's pope. we'll see more of that coming up. >> first palm sunday as pope. all right. and also this morning, a sure sign of spring around here in new york city. even though it doesn't quite feel like it, the world-famous coney island reopens this morning. it's the big comeback for the amusement park and beach that was hard-hit by superstorm sandy. we'll take you there life for that moment. but we'll begin with the winter that just won't end. no matter what the calendar is saying. a spring snowstorm is moving its way across the east, causing havoc along the way. abc's gio benitez is in the thick of it in hard-hit kansas city. but let's start with meteorologist ginger zee. good morning to all of you. i want to start with a look at why you can't drive in this type of snowstorm. look at this, this is from topeka area, a highway sign completely caked in snow. we're talking 3 inches at this
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point north of kansas city up to close to 20 inches that fell in colorado. it's a whole lot of snow. and right now, winter storm warnings stretch from kansas all the way to pennsylvania. we want to check in with gio benitez who's in kansas city this morning, a place i have been too often this winter. gio. >> reporter: you know what, ginger, if you have been here twice before, we know that kansas city has had a rough winter. now, with this third major snowstorm, lot of people are saying, it's a rough spring. ten states hit by a wicked snowstorm overnight. the huge storm ravaging the midwest, bringing cars to a screeching halt. worst hit, colorado, the state was pounded with snow, getting on average up to eight to ten inches more than other states. just outside denver, a massive, 50-car pileup on the highway in near whiteout conditions. and look at this.
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a tanker truck catching fire. in the midst of freezing temps. highway workers warning everyone to stay off the roads. >> anybody is trying to go to the east, everybody is -- deciding to get to kansas city, unfortunately they can't get that way. >> reporter: in kansas, this suv slid off the side of the road. and needed emergency officials to save it. now, the gulf coast is bracing for the wrath of the storm. some parts of the south are already seeing severe weather. heavy hailstorms in texas. high winds in florida where tree branches are torn apart like twigs. and in georgia, where heavy rain led to bad driving conditions. and, if you're thinking about those march madness games here in kansas city, we're told the games will go on. and ginger, i know you'll love this, but i'm just thinking about that nice, warm studio right now. >> yeah, sorry i couldn't loan you the orange extreme team weather jacket. it's very warm. next time.
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let's talk timing. we have that low-pressure system is creating all of the havoc there. it will move through st. louis, central illinois and indiana here through today. tonight, we talk about the east coast, the mid-atlantic getting a little bit of snow. and a mix for parts of new jersey and new york. some of the bigger cities along the coast will have 1 to 3 inches of snow. as you can see in the forecast snow totals here. i do think a lot of it not is going to stick. it's going to be that wet, springtime snow that we see so often. the severe weather is targeting parts of the southeast. parts of alabama, southern georgia, south carolina and northern florida. that's what i want you to look out for today. damaging wind and hail in that area. very heavy flooding rains possible as well. i'll be back in just a couple of minutes for the nation's weather. for now back to dan and bianna. >> thank you, ginger. well, now, to america's newest multi-multi-multimillionaire. one ticket was sold last night for the $388 million jackpot. the winning numbers were, 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, and the
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powerball was 31. >> that winning ticket was sold. we know this, now, somewhere in new jersey. and abc's rob nelson is in border town this morning. there he is, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. that's right. we're in a truck stop. here in new jersey. they tell me that they usually sell between $200 to $400 worth of powerball tickets. on a typical day. yesterday, they sold about $1,000 worth of powerball. part of the frenzy around the country. we don't know if this is the store where the winning ticket was sold. but, we do know that somewhere in the garden state is waking up this morning able to afford a lot more gardens. >> tonight it is 31. >> reporter: that was somebody's lucky number in new jersey. where one powerball player is waking up $338 million richer. >> and powerball. >> reporter: lottery frenzy has
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swept the country for days. and saturday night, finally brought some relief. with $338 million on the line, more than 81 million tickets for this weekend's drawing were sold. it was the sixth biggest jackpot of all time. and $15 million was given out to winners in 12 states. >> it's a whole new range of possibilities, more possibilities than you have ever had before. it's like christmas on steroids. >> reporter: susan bradly is the founder of sudden money institute. a phone call this new jersey winner may want to make. she helps families with life transitions with all of that cash. >> it's about learning how to change much more than managing the money. >> lot of expectations from friends and relatives. some families feel like we won the lottery, when it's really you won the lottery. >> reporter: one relative who may be calling, uncle sam. with sequester cuts forcing the white house to shave 74 grand a week out of its budget by shutting its doors to school tours.
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a cool 338 million could keep kids cruising those halls for 4,567 weeks. meanwhile, others have dreams a little closer to home. and if you win -- >> oh, i'll buy me a big ole house. >> reporter: that's right, guys. a new home doesn't sound like a bad idea. of course, the big question is, which store in new jersey sold the winning ticket? we don't know that just yet. we expect to get a few details on monday when lottery officials hold a press conference. just a real quick point of personal privilege. someone who was raised in southern new jersey. i want to take a second out to say to my friends and families, who may have gotten that winning ticket, how much i love you. back to you guys. >> so endearing. >> rob nelson, thank you very much. we appreciate it. now to the legal drama, a new one for amanda knox, the american college student convicted of killing her roommate in italy. then sensationally acquitted. she is now back with her family,
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back with your boyfriend and back in school. all of that could be jeopardized by what could happen in court tomorrow in italy. abc's nick schifrin is in london. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this could be the final chapter in knox's long, legal saga. it will be written by three italian justices, as knox anxiously awaits the verdict. this morning, an exclusive picture of amanda knox enjoying her freedom in seattle. she's back in class, spending time with her sisters and her boyfriend. but all of that could change starting tomorrow. that's when the italian supreme court will hold the final hearing in her almost six-year case. justices will decide whether a lower court was right to overturn her conviction of her murder of her roommate just 18 months ago. >> i can't understand why they were so sure i was the one who knew everything. >> both defendants have been acquitted by the charges.
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>> she's already endured three or four years in an italian prison. this murder charge continues to hang over her head. >> reporter: after the release of knox and her former italian boyfriend, prosecutors apeeled the lower court's decision. there's still unanswered questions. we're serging for the true. the knox family said they're not worried about monday's hearing. simply another example of harassment by the prosecution. >> peace of mind will occur if she wins on monday. then, the case is truly over. if she loses, the saga continues. >> reporter: if she wins, she'll never be tried again. but if she loses, their case goes right back to court. which is why, this morning, knox's lawyers says that she's anxiously awaiting the verdict. knox has spent the last year writing her memoir. "waiting to be heard." now, after taking writing classes, she hopes to make a living writing. but it will all depend on what those italian justices decide. dan?
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>> big week for her. amanda knox will be speaking for the first time in an abc news primetime special with diane sawer on tuesday, april 30th at 10:00 p.m. thanks to nick schriffen for reporting this morning. and this morning, a line has formed outside of the supreme court. people want to witness history, where the justices will take up gay marriage. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. host of abc's "this week." george, do the court watchers think there's a real chance the justices could legalize gay marriage? >> that's certainly one of the big options. i don't think that the experts believe that's the most likely option. the court is considering two cases right now. one having to do with proposition 8, banning gay marriage in california. and the other is defensive marriage act, which defines marriage at a federal level. what i think you're going to see is a focus on two justices, anthony kennedy, the traditional swing vote on the supreme court, and chief justice john roberts.
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they see the wave developing in support of gay marriage. we have seen that developing. now, a majority support in the country is moving very, very quickly. they don't want to risk that. what they're likely to do is create the space for states to make their own decisions. look at this clue from anthony kennedy from a speech this month. "a democracy should not be dependent for its major decisions from nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say." try to create the space for citizens to make these decisions. >> turning to another controversial issue and that's gun control, overnight, mayor bloomberg is going to be spending $12 million in new tv ads to convince senators for tougher gun law. will that work? >> we'll see. this week we learned that that the assault weapons ban that president obama pushed, all but dead in the senate. even though the president is going to continue to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is
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whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those that are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, the nra is not backing down. that's where the action is going to be. >> thank you, george. george has a big show this morning. including a face-off between jim messina and karl rove, that's later on "this week." let's check in with ron claiborne. for a look at the other developing stories this hour. hey, ron. >> hi there, bianna and dan. >> good morning, everyone. secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. kerry is urging leaders there to stop iranian planes to stop flying over iraqi air space. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. and the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. the deal has been reached to transfer the controversial bagram prison to afghan
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government. the most dangerous prisoner will not be released. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. and pope francis called for people to be humble and young at heart during his first palm sunday mass at st. peter's square. in the vatican. pope francis arrived in an packed square in an uncovered vehicle. he broke away from his prepared homily to tell the people to lead simple lives. palm sunday is the beginning of holy week, leading up to easter. the man considered god father of fitness, the bodybuilder has died. legend joe weeder helped popularize body building. he introduced the world to a young austrian bodybuilder. you see him there, his name is arnold schwarzenegger. arnold schwarzenegger said, through a statement, through hard work and training we could all be champions. joe weider was 93 years of age. and here's something that you don't see every day, a driver lost control of his car
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and wound up on his neighbor's roof. in glendale, california, the passenger in the errant car, said that they came down a steep hill and couldn't slow down. as they turned a corner. a crane had to remove the car from the roof. fortunately, no one was hurt. finally, another big upset in the ncaa tournament. gonzaga became the first number one seed to be eliminated this year. the bulldogs were shocked by wichita state, 76-70. ninth-seeded wichita state moves on to the sweet 16. wichita state previously beat pittsburgh, upset them. guess what the name of their team is? shockers. the shockers shocked them. this is their mascot. known as woo shock. not quite sure what this thing is. you know, i think this is not an accident that wichita state is winning these games. it is perhaps fate. keep you eye on wichita state. >> all right, thanks, ron. >> thanks, ron. ginger's weather may say differently. but we have a sure sign of spring and more importantly a sign of recovery following hurricane sandy. new york's famous coney island
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opens today for the first time since the devastating superstorm sandy. marci, this has been a day from new yorkers to tourists have been waiting for. >> reporter: absolutely, bianna. and there's a lot of work left to do. but considering much of this area was under five feet of water months ago, this opening day celebration planned for today is not only exciting it's symbolic. the sounds of the boardwalk along new york city's coney island, now the anthem of a comeback. >> come on down, baby. ready to rock and roll. >> reporter: a triumphant return to the high-flying greatness that has brought visitors here for more than a century. a far leap from the mess left behind when superstorm sandy ripped through here last october. >> look at the debris. when you see it, that's just unbelievable. >> reporter: the amusement park buried in sand.
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the electrical systems of iconic rides, destroyed. >> we had the water up to here and the problem is, it wasn't regular water. it was corrosive. >> reporter: it's a storm damaged story echoed. along the jersey store. >> and there is seaside. >> reporter: where rides were buried beneath six feet of water. the boardwalk ripped to pieces. yet from atlantic city back up to coney island, these legendary beachside amusement parks are beating the odds, reopening for the season on schedule today. >> i think the message is, we're resilient. we're resilient new yorkers. sandy isn't going to keep us down. >> reporter: it took almost five months of hard work and millions of dollars, but, soon, the wooden planks of the famous cyclone will rumble and the smell of nathan's famous hot dogs will fill the air. signs of the start of summer on coney island, but a celebration of so much more.
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>> it's our way of saying that new york made it through sandy. let's go have a good time. >> back to normalcy. >> reporter: and what would a celebration on coney island be without a hot dog eating contest? today they're holding a qualifying match for the big contest on july 4th. and dan, don't worry, i already signed you up. >> yeah, i feel vaguely nauseous already. thank you. >> hopefully by july 4th, it will be warmer a transition to weather. let's go over to ginger. hey, ginger. >> i assure you of that. i will promise you some warmer weather by may. how about that? couple months away. we want to talk about the other part of the storm. we showed you the snow and hail. we showed you the severe weather. what about the wind? it's creating fires. red flag warn gsz ings. houston goes until 7 central time, look at what happened yesterday around houston. brush fires burning all over the place. you got that wind that will kick that up throughout the southeast. keep that in mind today if you
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were planning to do anything you outside. 66 in las vegas. phoenix 78. laredo was in the 90s yet. 74 in laredo. 66 in houston. i want to fly you across the nation. i want to give you an idea of what's happening everywhere, the snow in the center goes through st. louis, central illinois, central indiana. and then, it's tomorrow when it gets sloppy on the east coast. that's a look at the big pi >> how messed up is this? when i saw that twitter photo, i thought that's ice in the front. then, i had to remember, that's laguna beach, it's a wave, everybody. not ice.
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just to warm you up, it's somewhere that's really nice, that would be laguna beach, california. back to dan and bianna. >> thank you, ginger. it may be cold in most of the country. we like to blame you for these things. but in miami, they are witnessing an extraordinary heat streak, one that's burning up the sports world. >> that's right. this is incredible. lebron james and his miami heat haven't lost a game before the super bowl, winning 25 in a row. now, well, they're chasing history. here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: with georgetown getting stunned by virtual unknown florida gulf coast university, and number one-seeded gonzaga getting knocked out overnight, the ncaa march madness tournament is almost defining reality. but over in the nba, the miami heat's dream team is doing just what's expecting of them. winning and winning and winning. >> oh, my! >> reporter: lebron james and company are flirting with nba history, winning 25 games in a row. >> let's be honest, guys, we're
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not sitting here and saying that this is not something special. this is an unbelievable streak that we're on. >> reporter: the heat are trying to break the record set more than 40 records by the 1971-1972 los angeles lakers who played right here at their old home the forum. legends like wilt chamberlain, jerry west and pat riley helped that team win 33 games in a row. >> it's very difficult to win games over an extended period of time, even if you're playing against lesser opponents. just the sheer amount of games that have to be won, the travel, the fatigue. >> reporter: it certainly hasn't been easy. the east winning streak started in toronto back on february the third. then picking up wins in oklahoma city, atlanta, chicago, philadelphia, new york, minnesota, milwaukee, boston and cleveland. so, can they do it? >> the miami heat have an excellent chance of breaking the record. there's only a couple of teams
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stand in their way, the chicago bulls and the san antonio spurs. >> reporter: but when anyone gets in king james' way, well, look out below. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, los angeles. >> wow, he can deliver. i hope they do it. >> i wouldn't want to be in his way. >> no. all right, coming up on "good morning america" -- not again. yet another sinkhole opens up in a residential neighborhood. people are living on the edge this morning. wait until you hear where this is. >> they're saying not again there for sure. the brush with death caught on camera, a great white gets inside a shark cage, intended to protect two stunned divers. we'll hear from the guy who shot these videos to hear how those diefrs escaped. and casting call. our ginger zee hits the stage for mickey, minnie and friends. for an unforgettable performance of "disney live." did she earn her mouse ears? of "disney live." did she earn her mouse ears? when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast,
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talk about too close for comfort. talk about too close for comfort.
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caught on camera, two divers nearly attacked when a great white tore into their shark cage. this morning the man who took the video is talking about what he saw. just how safe shark cages are. that's frightening video to watch. good morning, america, i'm bianna golodryga. >> they thought they were safe in there, not so. >> it's sunday, march 24. everybody, good morning to all you've. also coming up, on a happier note, we'll show you ginger zee as you have never seen her before. see what happens when she transforms herself into a cast member of "disney live" at madison square garden. this is a woman who has jumped out of airplanes, raced nascar, climbed mountains, and on this one, she was a little bit nervous. also, aerial attack, wait until you see what happens to an unsuspecting cat who gets caught very much offguard. it's coming up in "fixation." >> look at that. >> that's a great freeze frame. all right, that's coming up in "fixation." we're going to start here with an unpleasant form of deja vu.
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again, a dangerous sinkhole opening up in a residential neighborhood in florida. this is going on near where a sinkhole swallowed a man in his bed. >> i was scared that maybe it would be our house next. >> reporter: caution tape up and neighbors on edge. after the spotting of another sinkhole in seffner, florida. it's the second sinkhole in less than a month. and a mile and a half away from where 37-year-old jeff bush was swallowed alive, when the earth opened up under his bedroom, killing him. 11-year-old gabriella was standing with friends at an ice cream truck when she saw the 10 foot deep, 8 foot wide hole. after getting a closer look, she told her dad and the authorities rushed to the scene, haunted by last month's sinkhole tragedy. >> i said, oh, my gosh. it really scared me. it startled me. >>reporter: two homes were
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evacuated, including this house where this man lives with his mother. >> i was a little bit scared and nervous. this is my house. >> reporter: fortunately, deadly sinkholes like the one last month are rare. our own gio benitez spoke to a geo technical engineer. >> certainly you get dozen of sinkholes a year, but to occur right in the center of a home and to certainly injury or to kill somebody, i have never heard about that happening before. >> reporter: and in this latest case, no one was hurt, but it's clear the fear lingers. a small community on shaky ground. >> thank goodness no one was hurt this time. unbelievable. let's go back to ron for the other stories making headlines. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, at least one lucky person is waking up a lot richer this morning. one winning ticket for the $338 million powerball jackpot was sold somewhere in new jersey. the winning numbers -- 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and the powerball was 31.
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money, though, will not buy you happiness. that's a fact. a sad twist for the man released from prison this week after serving 23 years for a crime that he did not commit. david suffered a serious heart attack on his second day of freedom. he's being treated at a new york hospital. and an update of those girl scouts in portland, oregon, victims of a hoax, they thought they sold $24,000 in cookies to a company. one week later, and a lot of work later, they sold all of them. they now can pay for camp with the money they earned. and finally, tiger woods is in the lead and poised to become the top golfer in the world again. tiger holds a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the arnold palmer invitational in orlando, florida, if he wins, which is probably likely. he usually wins when he's ahead. he'll be ranked number one for the first time in almost 2 1/2 years. pretty happy right there, isn't he? time now for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> good morning, ron and everybody.
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we have to start out with a rocky morning in parts of south georgia and in the panhandle in florida. tornado watches are actually up. we got a targeted area for severe weather today that includes southern georgia and parts of the south carolina and north florida. look at what happened yesterday. more than 100 reports of severe weather. 75% of that is hail. that's what's covering the ground and the driveway there, with that heavy rain flooding through. on top of the severe weather, we got the northern side, chis the cold and the snow. indianapolis is right in there, with that six-plus category. the mountains of west virginia, by the time it gets over to the coast, a mix of wet snow and rain, especially for the big coastal cities. we'll be watching that tonight and tomorrow. new york city, stays in the 40s for the most part. it will be tough for anything to stick. we're below average here. a look across the nation. for now,
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>> this weather report has been brought to you by del monte. >> this weather report has been brought to you by del monte. >> don't smile like you're off the hook, ginger zee. we have things we want to talk to you about. apparently, you had a little adventure of late. >> i did. bianna was a cowgirl which was very cool. this is maybe someone's dream to be with the cast of disney live and dance in front of people. check it out. >> they've got at least eight inches. this winter has been all about the snow. snow in minneapolis, snow in kansas city. snow, snow, still snowing here. and snow. and since spring has taken its sweet time to arrive, i decided to find some artificial sunshine. joining a few friends at madison square garden who were going to teach me to do that. i was going to join the cast of "disney live." first stop, wardrobe.
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i wanted to be arial. >> we'll start you here. >> reporter: color is huge. >> that's beautiful on you. why don't you try this headband. >> reporter: then it was time to hit the stage and learn from the star choreographer. christina gasbar. hi. this is it? >> yes. this is our awesome stage. >> reporter: you're going to teach me everything you need to know. i feel very energetic. with your excitement right there. but winding it up and clapping my hands, wasn't quite as easy as it seems. >> just a little bit quicker. faster. five. >> reporter: next up, bring out the real pros. hi, everybody. and one last run-through before show time. >> wave. >> and here we go. five, six, seven. >> raise the roof. >> reporter: thank you, guys. good job. now, we're going to go up to
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wardrobe is and we'll put on final costumes. it's minutes away. i'm getting a little bit nervous. this is my outfit that i got to put on. and my bloomers. they'll look good on dan harris. all gussied up, i head back down. almost time for the show. >> just smile big. >> reporter: excitement. before i knew it, i was on. i'm no pro, but not bad rocking out and showing off my moves with mickey and the gang. as soon as it started it seemed it was over. awesome. thank you, minnie. thank you, mickey. that was great! roses. those people have traveled the world doing that show. it is very exciting. very fun being a part of it. i want to thank them for being very kind to me. >> you did a great job. >> how many hours of rehearsal. >> one hour.
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not even an hour. >> that's it? wow. >> and you used to be a cheerleader? >> i did. that was very evident, jazz fingers. >> raise the roof. that was the move they taught you. >> raise the roof. she got it down. ginger, i'm continually impressed by you. >> thank you. coming up -- i don't know how we're going to top that -- speaking of underwater adventures. these guys went swimming with sharks. they thought that it was going to be safe. we'll hear from the guy who shot this heart-stopping video. a great white tearing into a shark cage tw two divers inside. >> painful to watch. also ahead, sneak attack, we'll show you what happens when a distracted cat lets down its guard. that's coming up in "fixation." a can of del monte green beans? ♪ ♪
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i'm not an expert. i'm not an expert. i'm not an expert. but, as i understand it, the whole idea behind a shark cage it's supposed to actually keep the sharks out of the cage. >> you're right. it didn't work that way for two tourists staring into the jaws of a great white. the man who shot this video is talking about those frightening moments. abc's tanya rivero has the story. >> reporter: it was the honeymoon that nearly turned
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into a horror show, when a newlywed enters a shark cage off the coast of south africa, the great white doesn't stick to the script. >> whoa! >> reporter: watch again carefully. you can see the great white thrust its entire head inside the bars of the cage. ignoring food left for bait. the massive beast charges straight through the cage, the tourists recorded this newlywed meets shark video. that has now gone viral. >> i think he kind of joked, he was unsure that he was going to tell her what was going to happen that day. >> reporter: look again. at those gaping deadly jaws. for a few terrifying seconds, the diver's fate is unknown. >> are you okay? >> we see a little bit -- some red gets kicked up in the water. >> my heart definitely stopped. it's easy to assume the worst. >> reporter: cage diving is a popular tourist activity in the seas where sharks abound. but, how safe is it? >> i think if the cage is
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sturdy, it's not dangerous in and of itself. when it comes to feeding, any time you feed a wild animal there are risks. >> reporter: regardless, you'll have to keep your wits about you. >> roger said that he did swim under. the viewing bar, the area that you can look out, his instinct was to go down and avoid where the shark had access to. very quick, very quick thinking. >> everyone is fine. we contacted that cage-diving company in south africa, they said in 16 years they have never seen anything like this. they'll now be making their viewing gaps on their cages smaller. so it won't happen again. my husband, chris, went cage diving in that exact same spot, he said that it was fun but he doesn't need to do it again. >> yeah, i now know what i'm not going to do. >> thank you, tanya. coming up here on "gma" -- high school musical.
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♪ you're the obsession, ye ♪ you're the obsession, you're my obsession ♪ time for "fixation," where as promised, ginger will wrestle an alligator. actually, that's not going to happen. let's start with the video we saw of these two cats. one cat playing. unsuspecting. can we see that again? whoa. this is why we like cats. >> so fast. >> like a cat. >> cat-like reflexes. do you think chivalry is dead? what do you think? >> no. >> it's alive and well. i didn't get answer from you. we'll let that go. in maryland, of all places a high school student, by the name of bobby chen, he has been talking to sofia for six months,
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he wanted to ask her to the prom. he didn't do it in a conventional way. he decided to sing a song to her. first, she looks a little apprehensive, shall we say. but, the music worked its magic. she says yes. and the rest is history. >> it's not dead. chivalry is not dead. well, i want to introduce you to 9-year-old mckenzie wilson. she's quite the entrepreneur. she's not a girly-girl. she likes role-playing games. her brother said that she couldn't start her own role-playing game. she said, no, i'm going to do. she helped with the website kick starter. she raised more than $20,000 to create her own role-playing game and let's talk to her about that right now. she skyping in from her home in maryland. hey, mckenzie. >> hi. >> good morning. congratulations to you. >> thanks. >> so, tell me about this role-playing game. >> well, it's kind of like where you get to have an adventure and everything. it's fun.
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>> and your brother said that you couldn't do it. >> yeah. they said i couldn't. >> now, $20,000 later, what do you have to say to them? >> i proved them wrong! >> she's going to be one of the mark zuckerbergs of the future. i have a feeling. thank you so much for skyping in with us. good luck. >> thanks. >> all right. if there's a story, video you can't get enough of, tweet us all, including this guy. >> ron claiborne. >> ron e. claiborne. >> he ditched his pager. he's on twitter. we'll be right back. ok..... chickadee, my chickadee? hmmmm aqua ocean? no. that's it! yes! let's go to lowe's. valspar signature hi-def has amazing quality. just one coat. i like it -- i just... you can't change color like we do. valspar has the love your color guarantee.
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good morning, and welcome to "this week." sunday showdown.
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>> the path of perfecting our union moves forward. >> obama's big gun, jim messina. >> because you did the incredible work, we are celebrating today. >> bush's architect, karl rove. the winning campaign chiefs face off for the first time on our powerhouse roundtable. only on "this week." plus, the president overseas. >> it's good to get away from congress. >> we'll get insight on what comes next from our foreign policy experts, including abc news global affairs correspondent christiane amanpour and jeffrey goldberg. hello again. you're going to see president obama touching down at andrews air force late last night after his first trip to israel as president. we'll analyze the mission and what comes next for that volatile region later in the program. but, first, the debates that president obama is returning to
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here at home. and for that, a "this week" first, jim messina and karl rove join our powerhouse roundtable. welcome to both of you, along with donna brazile, peggy noonan and "nightline" anchor terry moran. karl, let me begin with you, 5:00 a.m., the senate passes a budget. the house has already passed a budget. very stark differences between the two, everyone waiting for president obama to weigh in on this. i guess my question to you is, despite those stark differences, do you see this as the beginning of negotiations toward a compromise? >> i frankly take this as a constructive sign. it gives the guidelines for the senate to go pass appropriations bill. under what's called protection. they don't require 16 votes. and this sets up, then, the normal flow of congress. with house passing the budget with less spending. senate democrats passing a budget with more spending and

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